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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 17, 2006 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

Boy do I know how to kill a thread or what?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

that entire thread started getting confusing regarding who was talking to who - lol.

I hope no one took offense to anything I said - nothing personal was meant by anything. I was only speaking on pure "historical" or "philosphical" type terms. sometimes debating on a forum can come across incorrectly - my apologies if anything did.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

hey dire, is the 0701 your B-day?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

yes sir, it most certainly is :)

i think???? - not sure i can remember though - my smaller than average brain can't hold much information :-P

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

i can destroy a thread better than most- lol
actually, there are 2 Sunday TV preachers i enjoy, if I mentioned their names, I'd be flamed from here to hell & back. Initials: Dr.GS (now deceased-RIP) & Dr.FP

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 17, 2006 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: History of the World

Great Americans weigh in:

"I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature."
Thomas Jefferson (emphasis on the orthodox)

"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."
Abraham Lincoln
"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies."

"Lighthouses are more helpful then churches."

Benjamin Franklin

"If you want to get together in any exclusive situation and have people love you, fine- but to hang all this desperate sociology on the idea of The Cloud-Guy who has The Big Book, who knows if you've been bad or good- and CARES about any of it- to hang it all on that, folks, is the chimpanzee part of the brain working. "

Frank Zappa

And from an interview with Garcia:
David: What's your concept of God if you have one?

Jerry: I was raised a Catholic so it's very hard for me to get out of that way of thinking. Fundamentally I'm a Christian in that I believe that to love your enemy is a good idea somehow. Also, I feel that I'm enclosed within a Christian framework so huge that I don't believe it's possible to escape it, it's so much a part of the western point of view. So I admit it, and I also believe that real christianity is okay. I just don't like the exclusivity clause.

But as far as God goes, I think that there is a higher order of intelligence something along the lines of whatever it is that makes the DNA work. Whatever it is that keeps our bodies functioning and our cells changing, the organizing principle - whatever it is that created all these wonderful life-forms that we're surrounded by in its incredible detail.

There's definitely a huge vast wisdom of some kind at work here. Whether it's personal - whether there's a point of view in there, or whether we're the point of view, I think is up for discussion. I don't believe in a supernatural being.

Rebecca: What about your personal experience of what you may have described as God?

Jerry: I've been spoken to by a higher order of intelligence - I thought it was God. It was a very personal God in that it had exactly the same sense of humor that I have.(laughter) I interpret that as being the next level of consciousness, but maybe there's a hierarchical set of consciousnesses. My experience is that there is one smarter than me, that can talk to me, and there's also the biological one that I spoke about.

David: Do you feel that there's a divine plan at work in nature?

Jerry: I don't know about a plan. I don't know whether it cares to express itself that way or even if matters such as developmental constructs along time have any relevance to this particular God point of view. It may be a steady-state God that exists out beyond space-time beyond our experience, or around it, or contemporary with it, or it may function in the moment - I have no idea.